Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thread Gone Wild in Grandma's Sewing Room

 I've worked a little this week on my Grandma's Sewing Room lap quilt. I've finished stitching in the ditch around all the spools and jars (see below the spool). I chose red thread (Gutermann hand quilting) because the backing is predominately red. I then decided I wanted to simulate thread on the spools and between the spools. I chose perle #8 (DMC) thread and a laced running stitch to simulate thread gone wild. I probably should have used a whipped running stitch instead but kind of like the wiggly effect of a laced running stitch.

So, I'm kind of doing a free motion hand quilting. I'm going wherever the thread takes me.

Yes, Grandma's Sewing Room has a few cobwebs, jars of buttons and tape measures and,  hate to admit it...jars of snacks.  And, for added fun..most spools are black but there are a few more whimsical spools in other colors like strawberry red. 

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Quilter Kathy said...

This is such a fun quilt...made even more fun with the hand stitched threads! Love it!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Wonky Girl said...

Oh my, wonderful idea for wild threads! You will have a great conversation quilt when finished.

Deb A said...

That is such a neat idea to make the thread all wild. Reminds me of my spools of thread in a box that I need to untangle!

Lesley said...

I adore your thread gone wild. What a great idea! Great quilt!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love your wild thread! I've pinned it so I can remember how you did it... I am going to have a wall quilt of spools "someday" in my quilting room!

audrey said...

Very cute! Wonderful idea.